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Israeli business says it wants the material MRFs reject

The post Israeli business says it wants the material MRFs reject appeared first on Resource Recycling News. A nascent company that makes a composite material from the non-recycled waste stream is looking to site a processing plant in the U.S. UBQ Materials, based in Israel, has developed a process to convert municipal solid waste into a composite … Continue Reading The post Israeli business says it wants the material MRFs reject appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

Recycled HDPE prices soar, but PET and metals see declines

The post Recycled HDPE prices soar, but PET and metals see declines appeared first on Resource Recycling News. The price of natural HDPE has skyrocketed over the past month, roughly doubling in some areas to a high of 52 cents per pound. Color HDPE also took a notable jump. The national price of post-consumer natural high-density polyethylene (HDPE) … Continue Reading The post Recycled HDPE prices soar, but PET and metals see declines appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

Pepsi: Better infrastructure needed on plastic recovery

The post Pepsi: Better infrastructure needed on plastic recovery appeared first on Resource Recycling News. It’s clear the current recycling system can’t deliver sufficient resin for brand owners to hit their increasingly ambitious recycled-content goals. A PepsiCo executive recently discussed that supply gap. Last fall, PepsiCo committed to hitting 25% recycled content across its portfolio … Continue Reading The post Pepsi: Better infrastructure needed on plastic recovery appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

Recycling sector grapples with plastic realities

The post Recycling sector grapples with plastic realities appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Should some types of single-use plastic be banned? Or is infrastructure improvement a better answer to current plastic waste concerns? A varied group of industry leaders tackled those questions last week. A panel on Aug. 28 at the Resource Recycling … Continue Reading The post Recycling sector grapples with plastic realities appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

Q&A: Linking supply and demand

The post Q&A: Linking supply and demand appeared first on Resource Recycling News. This article originally appeared in the August 2019 issue of Resource Recycling. Subscribe today for access to all print content.   With so much uncertainty around export markets for recyclables, it’s become clear the industry needs to open more pathways to … Continue Reading The post Q&A: Linking supply and demand appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

Cambodia returns scrap plastic to US and Canada

The post Cambodia returns scrap plastic to US and Canada appeared first on Resource Recycling News. More Southeast Asian nations are sending contaminated recyclables back to their originating country, as governments in the region continue to grapple with higher scrap plastic and paper import volumes. Cambodia last week became the latest country to return scrap plastic-laden … Continue Reading The post Cambodia returns scrap plastic to US and Canada appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

Recycled material exports trend upward in April

The post Recycled material exports trend upward in April appeared first on Resource Recycling News. U.S. recovered paper and plastic exports each grew slightly in April, hitting their largest monthly volumes so far in 2019. The U.S. Census Bureau this month released figures charting exports of recovered paper and plastic in April. Resource Recycling previously … Continue Reading The post Recycled material exports trend upward in April appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

Vermont passes sweeping single-use plastics ban

The post Vermont passes sweeping single-use plastics ban appeared first on Resource Recycling News. With an overwhelming number of votes in favor, Vermont lawmakers have sent the governor a bill banning plastic bags, expanded polystyrene food service containers and plastic stir sticks. S.113 also creates a working group to explore ways to improve management … Continue Reading The post Vermont passes sweeping single-use plastics ban appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

Basel changes may have ‘bigger impact’ than China ban

The post Basel changes may have ‘bigger impact’ than China ban appeared first on Resource Recycling News. The move last week by 187 governments to alter a global waste treaty will mean further uncertainty for U.S. scrap plastic exports. Major plastics-related changes to the Basel Convention, first proposed by the government of Norway last year, were approved … Continue Reading The post Basel changes may have ‘bigger impact’ than China ban appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

Statewide polystyrene ban passes in Maine

The post Statewide polystyrene ban passes in Maine appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Maine lawmakers approved the first statewide prohibition on polystyrene foodservice packaging last week. The plastics industry quickly criticized the move. Single-use polystyrene foodservice packaging, including take-out containers and service ware, will be banned across Maine beginning in January 2021. The … Continue Reading The post Statewide polystyrene ban passes in Maine appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...
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